Hospital pharmacies are constantly scrambling to manage the drug shortage of the day, and it’s a different problem every day. Getting the right information at the right time to make decisions is difficult.
The Shortage Navigator from LogicStream Health™ provides pharmacists working on managing drug shortages visibility into ordering, prescribing and dispensing practices of medications in short supply.
The Shortage Navigator helps hospital pharmacy teams with an easy-to-use, web-based solution that manages drug shortages and minimizes disruption to patient care.
Shortage Navigator: A Better Way to Manage Drug Shortages
Each drug shortage is different. Pharmacists need timely information to determine effective management strategies. Here are some of the benefits for hospital pharmacists:
Opportunities to control the demand side of the drug shortage equation
Access to all workflows in the electronic health record (EHR) driving usage of specific medications
A view of all clinicians who are ordering, prescribing and dispensing medications in short supply – so pharmacy leadership can intervene accordingly
Visibility into the location of and capability to manage medication inventory at multiple levels including system, hospital, department or cabinet
Automated documentation of all changes to the EHR, allowing pharmacy teams to quickly return to previous workflows once the shortage has passed
Hospital pharmacists depend on our software because it reveals:
Detailed usage patterns
Individual top users
Organizational areas with the highest use
Common clinical indications
EHR workflows generating orders for the drug in shortage